Feb. 23 to Feb. 25, 2024 at The Alliant Energy Center

John Murray

Adam Walton holding pike

Saturday, Feb. 25th 12:30pm | Room D:
How to Fish Blade Baits

Learn why professional anglers use this versatile bait almost all year and how you can use them on your local waters. Large and small mouth bass, pike, and even muskie love em’.


Sunday, Feb. 26th 10:30am | Room D:
How to Fish the Damiki Rig

While the bait was designed for bass- almost any game fish with jump on it. Learn how to seasonally catch more bass on the rig.


John has been a full time professional angler since 1985 fishing local, regional and national tournament circuits like Won Bass, FLW and the Bassmaster Elite Series. At one time, John was being called the ironman since he was fishing both FLW and the Bassmaster Elite Series the same year. John is the only professional angler to win a fully rigged bass boat on every major western waterway from New Mexico to Washington totaling 31. He has qualified for the Bassmaster Classic 7 times and is a 2 time US Open Champion and has earned $3 Million during his career.

John lives in Spring City, Tennessee with his wife Amy and Son TJ. His hobbies include Saltwater fishing and watching Baseball. John has developed a strength many anglers have difficulty with and that is Deep Structure fishing which is a necessity fishing the deep clear reservoirs in the west. John has had an opportunity to fish from one side of the country to the other and his favorite two lakes are Lake Mead in Nevada and Lake Erie.

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